Posted: 3:40 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014
After a month of controversy involving plagiarism scandals, accusations of bullying a writer and behavior that has been classified as “out of control,” is Shia LaBeouf finally stepping down from the entertainment business?
That could be true as early Friday morning, the embattled actor posted to his Twitter that he was done with public life except for his professional commitments.
“In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life” the 27-year-old actor said. He then replied that his love went out to those who supported him.
Shia still has promotional commitments for his upcoming film Nymphomaniac so he won’t be completely out of the public eye. But it’s believed he’s referring to his ongoing online battle against writer Daniel Clowes, whose graphic novella LaBeouf turned into a short film but without any consent or acknowledgement of the original work. That’s led to an ugly public feud and accusations of plagiarism with LaBeouf continuing to push Clowes’ buttons via social media.
The volatile actor kept the fight going this week by posting a private cease and desist letter from Clowes’ attorney asking him to stop acting out, calling him out of control and foolish. Hopefully Shia will keep to his word and stop with his bizarre public outburst against the Ghost World author.